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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Revisiting his colonial past in Sydney, academic authority on magic Archer Major receives threatening letters. He gets creepy bookseller Mac Arber to hire Plant to investigate their source. When the letters continue, Major imports Plant to Oxford and sets him up in college. Unreconstructed radical Revill is the prime suspect. He claims Major ran a secret service project to neutralize dissidents by black magic, and ruined his career. And Major's dope-smoking wife, Lucy, seems to be having an affair with Revill. Until he is found dead.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: to Jean Bedford and Peter Corris.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Arcadia , 2011 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 344p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9781921875373
      Series: y Press On Arcadia (publisher), Melbourne : Arcadia , 2009 Z1824488 2009 series - publisher novel 'Press On is published in partnership with Arcadia. In 2010, four Press On books were published by Press On Publishing in association with Arcadia, the general books' imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing. Authors Michael Wilding, Peter Corris, Phillip Edmonds and Inez Baranay began the first batch of Press On. Commissioned by Michael Wilding, eight more books join the series with new authors Morris Lurie, Garry Disher, Ross Fitzgerald, Trevor Jordan and Victoria Thompson. Felix Calvino's previously published A Hatful of Cherries Arcadia, 2009 has also taken on the Press On logo. Arcadia's 2011 Press On additions were launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival this year.' Source: www.scholarly.info/ (Sighted 15/11/2011). Number in series: 8

Works about this Work

Interview with Michael Wilding Teresa Burns (interviewer), 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition , Vernall Equinox vol. 3 no. 23 2013;
A Non-Magical, Non-Mystical Tour Tom Moran , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 110-111)

— Review of The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel
Undercover Marc McEvoy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 August 2011; (p. 33)
A column canvassing current literary news including a report on Michael Wilding's The Magic of It and Garry Shead's illustrations for the book. Marc McEvoy also notes the University of Western Sydney's China Australia Literary Forum, being held on 31 August and 1 September 2011.
Hardy Plant, Tolerates Danger Irina Dunn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 55 no. 10 2011; (p. 124)

— Review of The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel
Satisfying Bunch of Five Peter Pierce , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 November 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Fools’ Paradise : Life in an Altered State Ross Fitzgerald Trevor L. Jordan 2011 single work novel ; The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel ; Play Abandoned Garry Disher 2011 single work novel ; The Colonial Queen Peter Corris 2011 single work novel ; Hergesheimer Hangs In Morris Lurie 2011 single work novel
Degradation of the Times Jeffrey Poacher , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 336 2011; (p. 53)

— Review of The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel
PI Delves into the Dark Arts Emma Young , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 November 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 December 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Ruby Blues Jessica Rudd 2011 single work novel ; The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel
Hardy Plant, Tolerates Danger Irina Dunn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 55 no. 10 2011; (p. 124)

— Review of The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel
Satisfying Bunch of Five Peter Pierce , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 November 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Fools’ Paradise : Life in an Altered State Ross Fitzgerald Trevor L. Jordan 2011 single work novel ; The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel ; Play Abandoned Garry Disher 2011 single work novel ; The Colonial Queen Peter Corris 2011 single work novel ; Hergesheimer Hangs In Morris Lurie 2011 single work novel
Degradation of the Times Jeffrey Poacher , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 336 2011; (p. 53)

— Review of The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel
PI Delves into the Dark Arts Emma Young , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 November 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 December 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Ruby Blues Jessica Rudd 2011 single work novel ; The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel
A Non-Magical, Non-Mystical Tour Tom Moran , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 26 no. 1 2012; (p. 110-111)

— Review of The Magic of It Michael Wilding 2011 single work novel
Undercover Marc McEvoy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 August 2011; (p. 33)
A column canvassing current literary news including a report on Michael Wilding's The Magic of It and Garry Shead's illustrations for the book. Marc McEvoy also notes the University of Western Sydney's China Australia Literary Forum, being held on 31 August and 1 September 2011.
Interview with Michael Wilding Teresa Burns (interviewer), 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition , Vernall Equinox vol. 3 no. 23 2013;
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